Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Round House



I don't know the history of the Round House, although I do know a little about the people who stayed there. Willie Nelson was perhaps the most famous, and used to jam on guitars there with the likes of Waylon Jennings. Scarlet and George Colley fell in love there, and went on to become our Island's foremost dolphin experts. Nancy Marsden lived there for a while too, and subequently met her new husband Mike. It must be some kind of powerful love-shack, if you ask me, as everyone still is together.

It still looks good now, all painted up and with some new stairs at the bottom. It is a true architectural wonder, right here on South Padre Island.

1 comment:

Reid said...

My family owned the Round House from approximately 1982 until 1990 when it was sold and moved off of Gulf Blvd to its current location. Ann Richards was another guest at the Round House during the time she was Gov. of Texas. Lore is that the house was built by the architecht who designed the causeway and was used to shoot a Playboy spread in the late 1960's or early 1970's.